A moment in time.
I sat there on that summer day with you beside me. Smiling. I was happy. Neither of us knew what was to come but we didn’t care, we would linger enjoying each other’s company. I can remember that day even now.
How we sat with the grass tickling the backs of our legs. Listening to the sea swish in and out. Traffic was a muted blur in the distance to us. Lost in each other as we were. Our phones had no charge but we didn’t care.
Your hand reached out tucking a stray strand of blonde hair behind my ear. Brushing my cheek gently, causing me to blush and smile a shy smile. “I love that smile.” You murmured as I blinked and swallowed.
I loved your warm hand as it idly traced patterns across my shoulder blades. Your nails that would catch every now and again making me shudder. Those strong arms that would hold me close and safe in an embrace.
Your laugh was deep as I said something funny that I no-longer remember, your green eyes alight with pleasure. White teeth flashing in the sun as your head whipped back. My shrill scream as you grabbed my waist pulling me in for a kiss.
The feeling of your soft lips against mine. The slight taste of salt. Most of all I remember our joy of discovering each other. The fun of seeing what would make you laugh, cringe, scream or even cry as we found ourselves.
The bond that we forged that day would keep us both going strong through the good, the bad and the ugly. I loved that you would hold my hand, sing to me. Seeing my deepening love reflected in your eyes.
It is in that moment that I want to live, never leaving it. To hold onto a love so pure and vast that I could swim in it and not find the end. Each day I remember our beginning and wonder at how far we have come together.
Every day I pray that we never lose what we have found. That even now after all this time has passed we can still be those same two young lovers. Those carefree days that seem so long ago. Our small moment in time.